Woke up early this morning, around 6.30am, and realized I wasn’t going back to sleep. So I grabbed my camera, pulled on a t shirt and walked down Brickell Avenue, rubbing the sand from my eyes. The avenue was dark, the skyscrapers gleaming like underwater cliffs above me, joggers sliding by with averted eyes, reflector tabs iridescent in the headlights of oncoming cars. I took a right at the corner church, and gained the water’s edge. The sun was just beginning to torch the clouds. I kicked off my flipflops and sat on the edge of the pier, camera strap about my neck. Beck’s Sea Changes playing on my iPod. And watched the sunrise, and took some pictures.

From Sunrise Miami 10/07/2008
From Sunrise Miami 10/07/2008
From Sunrise Miami 10/07/2008

There are a few more shots in the web album, which you can access by clicking here. This last is the simulation from Google Earth. They have an amazing new feature that allows you to position the sun and see how the lighting on the map changes. Especially amazing when you tinker with the sunrise and sunset over the Rockies.

From Sunrise Miami 10/07/2008